may wind up having to go to school for longer days and go to school on Saturday under new ideas that are being considered.
Archive for November, 2006
The New York Times reports on these small amount of schools with very limited enrollment. At first they were used by people that were olympic bound, but now these schools are being used by students in an attempt to get into a top of the line college. The cost to send a kid can be as much as 35 grand.
to change the rules on who can be called a gifted student. The state Department Of Education proposes an idea that will alllow students who have an IQ of 120-129 with a high enough of a score on the FCAT or some other norm-referenced test to be called gifted.
are brining back the homeroom concept. It is under a new name called “advisory”. In this homeroom concept academic planning and building relationships is supposed to occur.
Some schools have this time every day while some only have this time once a week.
will present a report to the Dallas Independent School District that shows a lot of work still has to be done. They say that a gap is growing between black and Hispanic students. They also say that only 3% of students pass the TAKS exam well enough to be successful in college.
are volunteers at Eisenhower Elementary School through a program at Mesa Salvation.